IL 100/106 Illinois River Crossing at Florence, IL Study

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has initiated a Phase I Study of the IL 100/106 Illinois River Crossing at Florence, IL. This study was preceeded by the Lower Illinois River Regional Crossing Study (LIRRCS), which was completed in 2013. The LIRRCS examined the feasibility of several potential solutions to provide local and regional crossing mobility across the Illinois River in Scott, Pike, Green, and Calhoun counties. The Phase I study can consider the alternatives from the LIRRCS or explore entirely new alternatives. IDOT maintains a lift bridge at Florence, IL which is located on Illinois Routes 100 and 106 at the Scott/Pike County Line. This bridge was built in 1929 and is now considered to be functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. The purpose of this Phase I study is to evaluate options to provide safe and reliable access aross the Illinois River for all modes of vehicular traffic, facilitate river traffic, and support local and regional economic needs. For more detailed and up-to-date information on this project and opportunities to get involved, please visit the Florence Bridge Study website: http://www.florencebridgestudy.com/

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